Reconstruction of the Pediatric Burned Hand

Robert L. McCauley

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Though the hand constitutes only 3% of the total body surface area, a burned hand is a major injury. Reconstruction of the burned hand is key to the overall rehabilitation of the burned patient. Whether an isolated injury, or part of burns to a large overall body surface area, loss of the hand represents a major functional impairment. The American Burn Association recognizes the importance of the burned hand by designating it a major injury. In addition, loss of the hand constitutes a 57% loss of function for the whole person. Thus, successful management of the burned hand is important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-550
Number of pages8
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • Burned hands
  • Distraction lengthening
  • Flaps
  • Grafts
  • Osteocutaneous transfers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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